067: The Basics and Value of Investing With Mike Fitzgerald

Town of Hagerstown MD

Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m talking to Mike Fitzgerald, who lives in (and owns a large portion of) a small town just outside of DC. In this episode we talk about his town of Hagerstown, preparations for the future of the market, what a credibility site is, and we even have a short political discussion on voting for people and not just on party lines.

Minute Markers:

00:20 – Welcome to the Big Mike Fund Podcast

00:40 – A bit about Mike Fitzgerald and Hagerstown, MD

04:57 – Mike’s formula for success in real estate

06:35 – “Rehab” projects

08:08 – Preparations for economic downturn

11:30 – Mike’s thoughts on the future of the market

12:25 – The connection of legalizing marijuana to the recession and the market

13:50 – The basics and value of investing

14:20 – Hagerstown investments

18:45 – Credibility site

20:00 – Political discussion: voting for the people, not the party

22:14 – Advice for real estate investors or people interested in real estate

24:00 – How to get in contact with Mike Fitzgerald

24:46 – Thank you for listening to The Big Mike Fund podcast

Quotes:

“Taking action. Moving forward and taking action and not accepting ‘No’ as an answer.” – Mike Fitzgerald, on his formula for success

“I think we’re due for a recession but I don’t think we’re going to get one for another two years.” – Mike Fitzgerald

 “Although I vote (a lot of times) republican, I don’t always vote party line.” – Mike Fitzgerald

 “It’s not about what makes you happy for a minute, it’s about what makes you fulfilled for a lifetime.” – Mike Fitzgerald

“That’s actually a great point. The person matters, especially if they are sufficiently independent and if they have great individual thoughts.” – Mike Zlotnik

“Yeah, it’s a difficult time for middle-of-the-road people. They don’t seem to appeal to the extremes and the extremes on both sides seem to be dominating each party.” – Mike Zlotnik

Resources:

Gideon Properties

Michael T. Fitzgerald credibility site (Password: abc)

Article referred in show: “City developer wants to make downtown Hagerstown ‘great again’

072: The Value in Investing in Self-Storage Facilities With Jake Vanderslice

072: The Value in Investing in Self-Storage Facilities With Jake Vanderslice

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today, it is my pleasure and a privilege to welcome Jake Vanderslice to the podcast. Jake is a specialist in self-storage and is also a brother from the Freedom Founders Mastermind as well as the Collective Genius Mastermind. In this episode Jake and I talk about the process, […]

071: The Stigma of Section 8 and Government Checks With Fuquan Bilal

071: The Stigma of Section 8 and Government Checks With Fuquan Bilal

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today it is my privilege and a pleasure to have Fuquan Bilal. Fuquan and I are good friends and are in a couple of masterminds together (The Collective Genius and The Freedom Founders). He has been doing fix and flips and rentals in New Jersey for the past […]

070: The Points of Interaction With Multi-Family Acquisitions

070: The Points of Interaction With Multi-Family Acquisitions

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m chatting with Charles Dobens, a multi-family attorney. His personal mission statement is to help investors buy multi-family projects the right way. He talks about coaching, his views on the future of the market, his points of interaction in the process of multi-family property investments, and why […]

069: How Small Businesses and Large Companies Use Virtual Assistants with Robert Nickell

069: How Small Businesses and Large Companies Use Virtual Assistants with Robert Nickell

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today it is my pleasure to have Robert Nickell here on the show with me. Rob is another brother from the Collective Genius Mastermind. He’s also known as the “Master Blaster of the Virtual Assistants.” While he is an expert in virtual staffing, it was his career in […]

068: The Near Future for Self-Storage and Cap Rates With Fernando Angelucci

068: The Near Future for Self-Storage and Cap Rates With Fernando Angelucci

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today it is my pleasure and a privilege to talk to friend and mastermind brother, Fernando Angelucci, a real estate and self-storage guru. In this episode we talk about self-storage trends, numbers, “eviction” (or in this case, lien) laws, and Fernando’s process. We’ll also chat about the future […]

067: The Basics and Value of Investing With Mike Fitzgerald

067: The Basics and Value of Investing With Mike Fitzgerald

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m talking to Mike Fitzgerald, who lives in (and owns a large portion of) a small town just outside of DC. In this episode we talk about his town of Hagerstown, preparations for the future of the market, what a credibility site is, and we even have […]

066: The Future of Real Estate Market With Caleb Pearson

066: The Future of Real Estate Market With Caleb Pearson

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today it is my pleasure and a privilege to have Caleb Pearson behind the mic. He is another brother from the Mastermind group. On this episode, Caleb and I talk about Zoom Offers (Caleb’s web-based real estate software), the future of the market, contractors, interest rates, and the […]

065: Market Cycles and Future Predictions With Ramon Gonzales

065: Market Cycles and Future Predictions With Ramon Gonzales

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m talking with Ramon Gonzalez. Ramon is an investor and entrepreneur, based out of Miami, Florida. In this episode we talk about passive versus active investors, Ramon’s risk aversion and his investment philosophies, the importance of building a good team, market cycles, and future predictions. Minute Markers: […]

064: How to Bring in Some Passive Income With Dr. Merril Rowe

064: How to Bring in Some Passive Income With Dr. Merril Rowe

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m talking with Dr. Merril Rowe, who is moving from his profession as a professional dentist and changing to a career as a professional passive investor. We met through the Freedom Founders community, run by David Phelps. On this episode, we’re talking about how Merril buys himself […]

063: Predictions for the Real Estate Market With Nathan Trunfio

063: Predictions for the Real Estate Market With Nathan Trunfio

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I’m talking with Nathan Trunfio, a new brother from the Collective Genius Mastermind. Nathan hales from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and has done over a billion dollars in loans on single-family and multi-family assets. He has spent his entire career in real estate as a lender and an equity […]

062: Impact of covid19 to Multi-Family Real Estate Investments

062: Impact of covid19 to Multi-Family Real Estate Investments

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today it is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome Tim Bratz. Tim is a multi-family real estate investor from the Cleveland, Ohio area. He buys, develops, and holds apartment buildings, vacation rentals, & other commercial real estate properties throughout Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, & Texas. […]

061: Chatting About the Future of the Economy With Frances Newton Stacy

061: Chatting About the Future of the Economy With Frances Newton Stacy

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Frances Newton Stacy. She works for Optimal Capital as the director of portfolio strategies. Frances is also a frequent guest on both CBS, CNBC, as well as Fox Business News as a commentator on Central Bank Policy. She also blogs […]

060: Creating Relationships Between Entrepreneurs and Their Families With 18 Summer Founder, Jim Shiels

060: Creating Relationships Between Entrepreneurs and Their Families With 18 Summer Founder, Jim Shiels

 
 
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Welcome back to the Big Mike Fund podcast. Today I’m talking with my good friend, Jimmy Shiels. We’ve known each other for many years. He’s a humble and genuine guy who classifies himself as a speaker, consultant, and the crazy glue that can help keep families together. The mission for his company, 18 Summers, is […]

059: Sales Techniques With John Martinez

059: Sales Techniques With John Martinez

 
 
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Welcome to The Big Mike Fund Podcast. Today, I have my friend, John Martinez, from the Collective Genius Mastermind. He is an expert when it comes to training salespeople. That’s what we’re going to talk about today: sales techniques and what it takes to mold or train a successful salesperson. Even if you don’t classify […]

058: COVID-19 Crisis: What’s the Impact on Multifamily?

058: COVID-19 Crisis: What’s the Impact on Multifamily?

 
 
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Today, I’m once again talking with Whitney Sewell, the Director at Lifebridge Capital. Whitney and I talk about the Coronavirus crisis, and its present and future impact on the multifamily space. These are difficult times for the country and world. Some of you may be losing sleep, or feeling grateful for a reserve budget and […]

057: Covid-19 and the Volatile Stock Market

057: Covid-19 and the Volatile Stock Market

 
 
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Covid-19 and the Volatile Stock Market On today’s episode, I’m once again talking with Chris Miles, an expert in infinite banking, like insurance, and being a housekeeper (and zookeeper) for his own personal Brady Bunch at home. When he’s not being a family man, Chris works with life insurance and runs his own podcast about […]

056: State of Humanity and the Economy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

056: State of Humanity and the Economy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 
 
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Today, I have the pleasure of talking with fellow mastermind, Cory Boatright. We talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means to the health of the world and to the economy as a whole.  Cory talks about some important practical things you can do with your company and your team whether they are in […]

055: The Market Switch: Turning Residential Properties to Assisted Living

055: The Market Switch: Turning Residential Properties to Assisted Living

 
 
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On today’s episode, I’m talking with Gene Guarino from The Collective Genius Mastermind group. He’s a new member to the group but not new to the real estate market. He’s an expert and a specialist in converting residential properties to assisted living. Today we’re talking about the assisted living market and what makes it tick: […]

054: The Power of Cashflow in Turnkey Real Estate Investing

054: The Power of Cashflow in Turnkey Real Estate Investing

 
 
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Today, it is my pleasure and privilege to talk with, fellow mastermind group member (and fellow “phone book celebrity”), Nick Aalerud. Nick talks candidly about his reset stories, the lessons he learned from them, turnkey real estate deals, and the importance of stress-testing the deal. He also talks about his book, Don’t Quit: Stories of […]

053: Rental Properties Cash Flow: Multi-Family vs Single Family with CEO of Pioneer Homes Al Beahn

053: Rental Properties Cash Flow: Multi-Family vs Single Family with CEO of Pioneer Homes Al Beahn

 
 
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On today’s episode of the Big Mike Fund Podcast, I had the pleasure and privilege of having Al Beahn from Detroit, Michigan. Al is a real estate investing expert, a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Pioneer Homes, the leading source for cash flow rental properties in Detroit. We talk about the multi-family […]

052: Circle of Wealth: Multiple Income Streams with Lee Arnold

052: Circle of Wealth: Multiple Income Streams with Lee Arnold

 
 
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It is my pleasure and privilege to have minister, private lender, and real estate broker, Lee Arnold, with me on the podcast today. He is coming to us from beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In this episode, we’re talking about hard money lending, real estate trends, and our best real estate advice. Minute Markers: 01:32 – […]

051: Marko: A Technology Platform for Investors

051: Marko: A Technology Platform for Investors

 
 
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Today it is my pleasure to have Lance Peterson on the show. He has quite a unique platform in real estate since he comes from a background in technology. Because of both of those passions, he also has his own software for investors called Marko. We talk about what he does as admin for a […]

050: Multifamily Motivation: Lawsuits and Lifestyle

050: Multifamily Motivation: Lawsuits and Lifestyle

 
 
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Today I have the pleasure of talking with Cory Boatright, a marketer, negotiator, and member of Collective Genius Mastermind. Cory’s wisdom, experience, and friendship is greatly appreciated.  Cory and I talk about the ups and downs in the world of investing, business, and entrepreneurship by maximizing your genius zone and strengths and teaming up with […]

049: Are Shopping Centers a Great Investment Opportunity?

049: Are Shopping Centers a Great Investment Opportunity?

 
 
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Today I have the pleasure of talking with Rob Levy, who has been in the Real Estate business for 30 years. While some people think of it as a going down sector, Rob and I think of it as a land of opportunity. It’s a little bit of all contrarian play in the space retail […]

048: Real Estates Funds Explained

048: Real Estates Funds Explained

 
 
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Today David Phelps from the Freedom Founders and I will be talking about real estate funds. We will do a quick overview, talk about what the big picture is (in investing in real estate), and where we’re going today with funds.  Minute Markers: 01:30 – Disclaimer 02:00 – Who is David? 03:43 – Freedom Fighters […]

047: Going the Extra Mile: Portfolio and Investment Goals

047: Going the Extra Mile: Portfolio and Investment Goals

 
 
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Today I’m talking to Ryan Parson who is out on the road on the Motorhome and Money Tour for Mile Marker Club. We’re chatting about what the Mile Marker Club is, how to invest your money, learning along the way, and about what you need to consider when you are investing for the first time. […]

046: Economic Indicators and the Stock Market

046: Economic Indicators and the Stock Market

 
 
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On today’s episode, I’m talking with economist and trader, Frances Newton Stacy. She works for Optimal Capital as the director of portfolio strategy. Frances is also a frequent guest on both CNBC, as well as Fox Business News as a commentator on Central Bank Policy. She also blogs about the trading community by helping to […]

045: Million Dollar Wholesaler

045: Million Dollar Wholesaler

 
 
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Today I talk with the energetic #1 Wholesaler in the US last year, Tom Krol. We talk about family and Wholesaling. Not wholesaling furniture, tomatoes, or pajamas, but wholesaling real estate. Tom explains his views on business, what wholesaling is (it’s all about marketing and less about real estate), and coaching. Minute Markers: 00:32 – […]

044: Increase Cash Flow and Generate Passive Income

044: Increase Cash Flow and Generate Passive Income

 
 
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Today I am talking with Chris Miles, the “cash flow expert” on the craziness of a full household, how he creates cash flow for thousands of his clients, his definition of infinite banking, and creating acceleration in your finances. Minute Markers: 00:28 – Welcome Chris Miles 02:25 – The Business Side of Chris Miles  03:41 […]

043: Are Quad Cities Ideal for Turnkey Real Estate Investments?

043: Are Quad Cities Ideal for Turnkey Real Estate Investments?

 
 
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Today we talked with long-time guest Matt Larson about why Quad Cities is a great place to live and do real estate; the process and statistics for turn-key starter homes; and the ins and outs of working with contractors. Minute Markers: 00:28 – Welcome Matt Larson 01:05 – About Matt 03:51 – Why Matt Does […]

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